Summer reading – Book recommendations from SAS Press authors

July 2, 2019
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Summer reading – Book recommendations from SAS Press authors

One of my favorite parts of summer is a relaxing weekend by the pool. Summer is the time I get to finally catch up on my reading list, which has been building over the year. So, if expanding your knowledge is a goal of yours this summer, SAS Press has

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Visualize race times in SAS

July 1, 2019
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Visualize race times in SAS

Math and statistics are everywhere, and I always rejoice when I spot a rather sophisticated statistical idea "in the wild." For example, I am always pleased when I see a graph that shows the distribution of race times in a typical race (such as a 5K), as shown to the

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Nine #SocialMedia Speaker Tips to Use Before, During and After Events

June 28, 2019
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Nine #SocialMedia Speaker Tips to Use Before, During and After Events

Did you know that social media can help you out with speaking at an event? Yes, even now, while you plan. What's more, it can be instrumental in maximizing your entire presenter experience before, during and after your presentation. Here are some ideas to get you thinking.

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Working with ever-changing CDISC standards

June 27, 2019
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Working with ever-changing CDISC standards

When Jack Shostak and I first started thinking about writing a SAS book on implementing CDISC (Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium) standards, we held one truth to be self-evident: that at least some parts of the book would be outdated before it was even published. Thanks to some lucky timing

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Finding n-th instance of a substring within a string

June 26, 2019
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Finding n-th instance of a substring within a string

"There's a way to do it better - find it." - Thomas A. Edison When it comes to SAS coding, this quote by Thomas A. Edison is my best advisor. Time permitting, I love finding better ways of implementing SAS code. But what code feature means “better” – brevity, clarity

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Jump-start PROC LOGISTIC by using parameter estimates from PROC HPLOGISTIC

June 26, 2019
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Jump-start PROC LOGISTIC by using parameter estimates from PROC HPLOGISTIC

SAS/STAT software contains a number of so-called HP procedures for training and evaluating predictive models. ("HP" stands for "high performance.") A popular HP procedure is HPLOGISTIC, which enables you to fit logistic models on Big Data. A goal of the HP procedures is to fit models quickly. Inferential statistics such

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“CAS Stored Process” with my Favorite Action Hero runCasl

June 25, 2019
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“CAS Stored Process” with my Favorite Action Hero runCasl

In his article How to use CASL to develop and work with user-defined CAS actions, Brian Kinnebrew defines CASL as "a language specification used by the SAS client to interact with and provide easy access to Cloud Analytic Services (CAS). CASL is a statement-based scripting language with many uses and

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Add loess smoothers to residual plots

June 24, 2019
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Add loess smoothers to residual plots

When fitting a least squares regression model to data, it is often useful to create diagnostic plots of the residuals versus the explanatory variables. If the model fits the data well, the plots of the residuals should not display any patterns. Systematic patterns can indicate that you need to include

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Learn the three easiest ways to load data into CAS tables

June 21, 2019
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Learn the three easiest ways to load data into CAS tables

For every project in SAS®, the first step is almost always making your data available. This blog shows you how to load three of the most common input data types—a data set, a text file, and a Microsoft Excel file—into SAS® Cloud Analytic Services (CAS) tables. The three methods that

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